CSK vs SRH Latest updates: Despite Jonny Bairstow duck, Sunrisers Hyderabad post a healthy 54/1 in Powerplay overs

Jonny Bairstow, who had manufactured runs in the IPL 2019 so far, bagged a duck in his final game before heading back to England to join the team for World Cup 2019 preparations courtesy a straighter one from Chennai Super KingsHarbhajan Singh, which Bairstow nicked behind the stumps. But, despite Sunrisers Hyderabad‘s highly successful opening partnership being broken early, the scoring rate was not hampered in the powerplay overs with SRH managing 54/1 in six overs, with David Warner on 25 off 22 and Manish Pandey on 27 odd 12 balls in the middle in Match 41.

After MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first at home after a string of away games, Deepak Chahar sent down a tidy over with just three runs with Warner facing the first over. Harbhajan, drafted in for this game in place of Shardul Thakur then had Bairstow depart for a two-ball duck. FOLLOW BLOG: CSK vs SRH

Pandey found himself in the middle at No.3 and started with a confident boundary off the first ball he faced off Harbhajan. Chahar’s second over yielded just six runs, with Warner taking a four via a short -arm pull. FOLLOW SCORE: CSK vs SRH

However, Harbhajan’s second over prove to be expensive with Warner taking on the Indian spinner with a six over the bowler’s head. Pandey finished off the over with another maximum, this time over mid-off as 15 runs came off it. Chahar was then taken for two fours – one each from Warner and Pandey as 13 came off the fifth over.

Harbhajan completed the powerplay leaking two more fours – both hit by Pandey. The second-wicket association between Pandey and Warner has so far yielded 45 runs in 27 balls.